نزهة النفوس ومضحك العبوس

Nuzʹhat al-nufūs wa-muḍḥik al-ʻabūs

Author
Format
  • Manuscript, Book
Language
Arabic
Published/​Created
[1473]
Description
90 leaves : paper ; 218 x 143 (151 x 105) mm. bound to 216 x 147 mm.

Details

Subject(s)
Form/​Genre
Manuscripts, Arabic—15th century
Summary note
Collection of entertaining bits of poetry and prose.
Notes
  • Ms. codex.
  • Title from beginning of text (fol. 2a, l. 8).
  • The name of the author appears in the beginning of the text as ʻAlī ibn Sūdūn al-Bashghāwī (fol. 1b, l. 9).
  • 21 lines per page. Written in medium small naskh in black ink, with use of red for headings, keywords, decorations and re-inking of some letters. Glazed paper with vertical laid lines and horizontal chain lines visible. Collation notes. Annotations in Ottoman Turkish. On fol. (i) (attached to the upper cover): title, verses of poetry, mentions "K" and "15 L". On fol. 1a: title, ownership and reading statements, verses of poetry, scribal exercise.
  • Collation: Paper, fol. i (attached to the upper cover) + 89 ; 1⁸ 2-8¹⁰ 9¹⁰ (+1, fol. 89) ; the quires are numbered using Arabic ordinals, from the 2d quire (in the form "tānī") ; catchword on the verso of each leaf.
  • Copied by ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Abī ʻUmar al-Maqdisī on 19 Shaʻbān 877.
  • Incipit: بسم ... وهو حسبي ونعم الوكيل الحمد لله المنعم عند قبض النفوس بشرح الصدور ... اما بعد فاني لما كنت ساكن القلب من تحريك هم العيال
  • Explicit: للبسط في قلب هذا الماتكسير(؟) لكنه بجمال الدهر محبور محرر سع في ذا السفح منطلقاً فاعجب له من طليق وهو مجرور وهذا اخر ما تيسر من جمع كلام العلامة الاديب العالم الفاضل علي بن سودون
Binding note
Marbled paper with a leaf pattern on a grey background pasted on leather over paper pasteboards for the upper and lower covers. Similar to Islamic Mss. Garrett no. 515H. The spine is wanting. Disbound.
Provenance
Acquired from Brill, Leyden, 1904, from the books of Amīn ibn al-Ḥasan al-Ḥulwānī al-Madanī al-Ḥanafī (Medina).
Source acquisition
Gift ; Robert Garrett, Class of 1897 ; 1942.
References
  • Hitti, P. Garrett coll., 105
  • Brockelmann, C. GAL, II, 18
  • Brockelmann, C. GAL, SII, 11
  • Vrolijk, A. Bringing a laugh to a scowling face. Leiden: 1998, p. 83
Other title(s)
  • قرة الناظر ونزهة الخاطر
  • ديوان ابن سودون
Other title at beginning of text (fol. 2a, l. 19)
  • Qurrat al-nāẓir wa-nuzʹhat al-khāṭir
Title on fol. (i)a
  • Dīwān Ibn Sūdūn
OCLC
67613892
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